Russia’s six-month Syria campaign killed at least 1,100 civilians, say monitors

Russian air strikes have continued despite a withdrawal announcement last month, but civilian casualties caused by its bombs have decreased Russian planes leave Hmeimim military base as part of the partial Russian withdrawal from Syria (AFP/ RUSSIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY/VADIM GRISHANKIN)   The Kremlin’s six-month campaign in Syria resulted in the deaths of more than 1,100…

Is this the man who will replace Abbas?

  Senior Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan waves his hands as he leaves a polling station in the Khan Yunis refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, Jan. 25, 2006. (photo by REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)     Dismissed Fatah leader and former member of Fatah’s Central Committee Mohammed Dahlan has been active on the regional and international levels in the past…

Panama Tax Haven Scandal: The Bigger Picture

Panama Tax Haven Scandal: The Bigger Picture US and UK – Not Panama – Biggest Tax Havens for Money Laundering Criminals Posted by : George Washington Post date: 04/06/2016 – 17:03 The “Panama Papers” tax haven leak is big … After all, the Prime Minister of Iceland resigned over the leak, and investigations are taking…

Reading Jeff Halper’s ‘War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification’

  By Richard Falk      [Prefatory Note: The review below was published in the current issue of Journal of the Society for Contemporary Thought and Islamicate World. I am posting it here because I believe that Jeff Halper’s book deserves the widest possible reading. It explains clearly and convincingly one of the deepest and least…

Myanmar’s Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis

By Dr Maung Zarni   Dr Maung Zarni is a non-resident research scholar, Sleuth Rith Institute, (A permanent Documentation Centre of Cambodia) & former visiting lecturer, Harvard Medical School, USA Border guards in Bangladesh are refusing entry to Rohingya refugees from Myanmar. Credit: Anurup Titu/IPS PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Mar 17 2016 (IPS) – The persisting humanitarian crisis…